New Tesla Model 3 Performance detailed

2018 Tesla Model 3 Long Range electric car road test in greater Atlanta area Feb 2018

Musk said Tesla has made many small improvements to the auto and requested that Consumer Reports do another review of the Model 3 with the new updates in place. When Consumer Reports reviewed Tesla's Model 3 recently, they found plenty to like about the luxury compact sedan. For Tesla buyers it could start to phase out some time this year, depending on how quickly the automaker can deliver cars. "Will request that they test current production". The affordable EV from Tesla is about to get a sporty AWD variant and Elon Musk was reported saying that the vehicle will be 15% faster than the BMW M3.

The stopping distance of 152 feet from 60mph was "far worse" than any of the 500 "contemporary" cars the publication has previously put through their paces.

Because of the inconsistency, the testers borrowed a second Model 3 and got results similar to longer distances in testing the first one.

When critics noted an improvement to the brakes would be pretty hard to accomplish using an over-the-air software update, Musk added that even if the brakes had to be physically replaced, Tesla will "make sure all Model 3's having unbelievable braking ability at no expense to customers".

Gary Gastelu is's Automotive Editor. Within his tweets from that night, he also claimed that the AWD Model 3 had the "second-best driving feel of any vehicle in the world [in my opinion], apart from Model S".

CEO Elon Musk tweeted that the situation is under control and will soon be fixed.

CR on Monday said it will not recommend the affordable Model 3, seen as key to Tesla's profitability, as it braked slower than a full-sized pickup truck.

Other factors not related to performance stats also rubbed Consumer Reports the wrong way. The findings by Consumer Reports contradicts Tesla's earlier claims where it reported a braking distances of around 133 feet. Not only did CR call the touchscreen "distracting", but they point out that nearly all the car's controls and displays are on a center touchscreen, with no gauges on the dash, and few buttons inside the vehicle.

The magazine also said almost all of the Model 3's controls are on a center touch screen direction with no gauges on the dashboard and few buttons inside the vehicle.

"This layout forces drivers to take multiple steps to accomplish simple tasks".

Tesla maintains that the Model 3's average braking distance is 133 feet using 18-inch Michelin all-season tires, and as low as 126 feet with all tires now available.



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